[Biopython-dev] Fwd: Biopython 1.69 released

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Fri Apr 7 16:37:26 UTC 2017

Dear Debian-Med, and Andreas in particular,

This is to let you know we've released Biopython 1.69, and would
be grateful if you could update the Debian Biopython packages.

I'm not aware of any changes which will directly affect the packaging,
except perhaps that we've adopted the *.rst extension for the text
files in the root folder.

Note we have begun dual licensing Biopython - right now just a
handful of files are explicitly available under both the historic
“Biopython License Agreement”, and the very similar but more
commonly used “3-Clause BSD License”.

As usual, if you do find any other issues, especially from changes
to the tool we test with, we're happy to get your useful feedback.

Thank you,


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com>
Date: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 2:59 PM
Subject: Biopython 1.69 released
To: biopython-announce at lists.open-bio.org, Biopython Mailing List
<biopython at lists.open-bio.org>, Biopython-Dev Mailing List
<biopython-dev at lists.open-bio.org>

Dear Biopythoneers,

Source distributions and Windows installers for Biopython 1.69 are now
available from the downloads page on the official Biopython website,
and the release is also on the Python Package Index (PyPI).

This release of Biopython supports Python 2.7, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6
(we have now dropped support for Python 2.6). It has also been tested
on PyPy v5.7, PyPy3.5 v5.7 beta, and Jython 2.7.

We have started to dual-license Biopython under both our original
liberal “Biopython License Agreement”, and the very similar but more
commonly used “3-Clause BSD License”. In this release a small number
of the Python files are explicitly available under either license, but
most of the code remains under the “Biopython License Agreement” only.
See the LICENSE.rst file for more details.

We now expect and take advantage of NumPy under PyPy, and compile most
of the Biopython C code modules as well.

For further details please see the NEWS.rst file, or the announcement blog post:


Many thanks to the Biopython developers and community for making this
release possible, especially the following contributors:

- Aaron Rosenfeld
- Adam Kurkiewicz (first contribution)
- Adam Novak (first contribution)
- Adrian Altenhoff (first contribution)
- Allis Tauri (first contribution)
- Andrew Dalke
- Andrew Guy (first contribution)
- Andrew Sczesnak (first contribution)
- Ben Fulton
- Bernhard Thiel (first contribution)
- Bertrand Néron
- Blaise Li (first contribution)
- Brandon Carter (first contribution)
- Brandon Invergo
- Carlos Pena
- Carlos Ríos
- Chris Warth
- Emmanuel Noutahi
- Foen Peng (first contribution)
- Francesco Gastaldello (first contribution)
- Francisco Pina-Martins (first contribution)
- Hector Martinez (first contribution)
- Jacek Śmietański
- Jack Twilley (first contribution)
- Jeroen Van Goey (first contribution)
- Joshua Meyers (first contribution)
- Kurt Graff (first contribution)
- Lenna Peterson
- Leonhard Heizinger (first contribution)
- Marcin Magnus (first contribution)
- Markus Piotrowski
- Maximilian Greil (first contribution)
- Michał J. Gajda (first contribution)
- Michiel de Hoon
- Milind Luthra (first contribution)
- Oscar G. Garcia (first contribution)
- Owen Solberg
- Peter Cock
- Richard Neher (first contribution)
- Sebastian Bassi
- Sourav Singh (first contribution)
- Spencer Bliven (first contribution)
- Stefans Mezulis
- Steve Bond
- Steve Marshall (first contribution)
- Uri Laserson
- Veronika Berman (first contribution)
- Vincent Davis
- Wibowo 'Bow' Arindrarto

Thank you all.

P.S. You can follow @Biopython on Twitter


$ md5sum biopython-1.69.*
18ad299569eea79febf4641cce840db0  biopython-1.69.tar.gz
1acfa83d7340d82e248261f8344038be  biopython-1.69.win32-py2.7.exe
ff38a7286b455156619c8c2c4cb45a0e  biopython-1.69.win32-py2.7.msi
e03809050cd862226299ba4285b25615  biopython-1.69.win32-py3.3.exe
f8605d2e76e60353c776f69991067e07  biopython-1.69.win32-py3.3.msi
6bc7d291b7482f194f66a91d3eb89cb6  biopython-1.69.win32-py3.4.exe
0bc8e39ca0c3127b531f1998c91c7233  biopython-1.69.win32-py3.4.msi
a134c5b8e35d6515ca4f9e663000bcb3  biopython-1.69.zip

$ shasum -a 256 biopython-1.69.*

32-bit Windows installers for Python 3.5 and 3.6 to follow later.

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